Pareidolia- Illusions at Their Best!

What is Pareidolia?

A psychological phenomenon that stimulates a vague perception is known as Pareidolia. The word ‘Pareidolia’ comes from the Greek language and it means ‘wrong image’. It can be anything that triggers the brain to misperceive the most random image in our surroundings, which can be as random as seeing a face in the clouds, a rabbit in the moon or hearing a hidden message when a recorded audio is played in reverse. Such strange coincidences are inevitable and are impossible to resist.

This occurrence was first associated with psychotic people, but today scientists describe it as a natural tendency of human beings to search for meanings in our environment, since they are hardwired in our brains. Our brains have the ability to distinguish a face from any irrelevant objects in just one-fifth of a second. This activity is performed in an area of the brain called the fusiform gyrus, which arouses the need to recognize familiarly acquainted images. Sometimes, these illusions can be so convincing that people are compelled to turn illusions into delusions.

Read and encounter the 40 best Pareidolia images taken from our surroundings, which will definitely bring a smile on your face.

Pareidolia in the space:

Outer Space continues to serve its share of beautiful illusions and misunderstandings.

  1. Does this weird design look like a face to you? This image was spotted on the terrain of Mars.
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  3. Does this weird design look like a face to you? This image was spotted on the terrain of Mars.
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  5. A mind-bending smiley face on Mars’s ground.
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  7. An alien like structure spotted on Mars that had sent shock waves in NASA.
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  9. A mermaid-like structure on Mars, scary!
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  11. These lines on mars tricked people’s brain which made them think they are trees on Mars and life exists on the red planet.
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  13. Can you see a dragon-like image?
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  15. Do you see a humming bird?
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  17. Oh My God, A hand?
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  19. What is it trying to say? Oops, the finger?
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    Pareidolia in Nature:

    More astounding examples of Pareidolia can be found in our Mother Nature.

  21. A snake-shaped lake seen from above. Can you see it?
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  23. Awwwwwwww! The romantics will spot them!
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  25. The Scary skull is a flower
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  27. Can you see the head on the top of the cliff?
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  29. WOW! It’s not surprising to say that God is a great sculptor; can you see the well-sculpted face in the mountain?
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  31. The evil Pareidolia
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  33. Shocked dead leaf?
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  35. Looks like man-made, but hey, it is one of the most amazing natural Pareidolia ever spotted.
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  37. The orchid that resembles a duck in flight
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  39. The monkey orchid
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  41. The bee orchid
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  43. The luscious pout of woman found in the Hooker’s lips Plant
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  45. Amazing head-turner!
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    Things in our daily lives:

    Pareidolia in our surroundings that we can usually spot in our day-to-day lives

  47. A sink hole that stares back?
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  49. Petrified alarm clock!
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  51. Seems like a pair of eyes and a broad mouth trying to pull your attention towards something?
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  53. The zipped-fish?
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  55. Can you see it crying?
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  57. The cheerful black coffee?
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  59. The expression of an audio player in a car
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  61. The teasing valves?
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  63. Aww, beautiful eyes of a house
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  65. A bell pepper scared of being cut?
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    Religious Pareidolia:

    Religious Pareidolia has always been in the news. These divine images have compelled people to take it as a sign from the God. These miracles that have been taking place across the world. Many go for auctions while others accept it as a gift from God and consider themselves lucky. Have you ever spotted something like these?

  67. The appearance of Jesus Christ on a flour tortilla
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  69. A Grilled cheese sandwich, which bears the image of Jesus
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  71. A cheeto the looks like cross!
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  73. An image of Jesus on a pierogi
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  75. The Hindu monkey god was spotted on a tree in Singapore.
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  77. A cinnamon bun resembles Mother Teresa, who was canonized a saint. It was kept on display for 10 years, but got stolen on Christmas day in 2007.
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  79. A scar on a tree that looks like an image of’ Our Lady of Guadalupe depiction of the Virgin Mary’.
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    So, the next time you see a face in your soup or a horse in the clouds, be sure it is nothing, but a Pareidolia occurring to you!

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